Mr. Don Bartel - End of Watch - January 28. 2015
The USPCA lost one of its founders last night. Don was a long-time advocate of training and certification of law enforcement service dog teams. National Judge #104, Don spent many years traveling to provide valuable assistance to handlers in the certification process. He was a colorful individual and, as such, Don was on the receiving end of many humorous jokes and incidents, and he instigated just as many.
If you never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Bartel, it is not possible here to convey his unique and memorable personality. Don would initially scare many young officers with his gruff attitude, but they found that very quickly they were rewarded with his lasting friendship.
Good -bye old friend. Rest assured, you made the world a better place for all of us who knew you and whom you called a friend. Many will miss you and all the good and unforgettable moments you gave us, and the USPCA may never see your like again. Your passing leaves a big void in our organization.
29, January 2015
2015 USPCA National Patrol Trial
Date: Sep 20 - 25, 2015
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Host Hotel: Crown Plaza, 3000 S. Dirksen, Springfield, IL 62703; (217) 529-7777
Room Rate: $70.00 nightly (plus a one-time pet fee of $50.00 / non-refundable)
Contact Info: Ron Howard, Springfield Police Department K-9 Unit, Trainer / Handler (217) 652-3879 or Ryan Machin, Springfield Police Department K-9 Unit, Handler (217) 306-0323 or Ryan Maddox, Springfield Police Department K-9 Unit, Handler, (217) 836-2311
Pre-Event Party: Saturday, September 19th, 2015: Food, drinks, live music, games!
More information about this event will be added as the details come together. This will be a great opportunity for USPCA members to gather and socialize prior to the trial starting.
Please visit our Facebook page for more information. Please make sure to “like” the page. This page will contain registration forms, T-shirt pre-orders, merchandise, schedules, maps, and more information to make your trip to Springfield enjoyable.
30, December 2014
2015-2016 USPCA National Office Nominations
Tom Healey - West
Noel Salamoni - Southwest
Brenda Martin - Southwest
Josh Stenseth - Northwest
Brian Stapleton - Central
Jeff Barrett - Southeast
Carlos Rolon - Northeast
Due to technical problems with a couple of major email providers not delivering password resets to a small number of users, the on-line voting process for USPCA candidates will not occur. Mail in ballots, as in past past elections, will go out February 1 to be returned by March 1.
17, December 2014
Shop Till You Drop
It's not just for Christmas any more. Do all of your shopping on Amazon.com and the USPCA Foundation will receive .05% on all purchases.
The USPCA Foundation provides professional assistance to Officers, their agencies and communities served by police service dog programs.
It's easy to use and costs nothing to participate. Help us by purchasing items through Amazon.com.
30, December 2014
USPCA and Concordia University Educational Partnership
In conjunction with Concordia University, USPCA members have the opportunity to receive a $2,000 tuition discount if he or she enrolls in any accelerated bachelor or master degree program at Concordia University.
Concordia offers many degree programs including their bachelor degree program in Criminal Justice and master degree programs in Criminal Justice Leadership and Forensic Mental Health.
For More information refer to Concordia's Partnership Advantage program.
20, March 2014
Please join us in recognizing and supporting those that have taken on a sponsorship and important programs that support USPCA officers and K9's. Without their generous help we could not full fill our mission.
Quarterly Awards Program and The Case of The Year Awards – Criminalistics, Inc.
Mr Patrick Cahill Memorial Award – Ray Allen Manufacturing
Bill Robinson Memorial Sportsmanship Award – Ace K9 – Radiotronics
John P. "Sonny" Burke Memorial Award – American Aluminum
Captain Tom Larsen Memorial Award - K2 Solutions, Inc.
President's Award – Purina
Ted Hirsch Memorial Award – Purina
Tim Jones Memorial Award – Havis, Inc.
Monza Award – American Aluminum
Championship Ring PDI – Police Service Dogs Training Center
25, April 2014
Please consider making a charitable donation in support of our goal of providing professional assistance to Officers, their agencies and communities served by police service dog programs.
28, February 2010
The ability of a canine to recognize explosives odors is the foundation for any explosives detection canine program.
Learn more about odor recognition and assessing your canine's ability to recognize explosives odors.
30, Jan 2009